Pollution Effects on Wildlife in India
Pollution, loss of habitat have hit 40 bird species in Mumbai

Report in TOI dated Nov.12 1999.





Where ecology turns turtle

The olive back loggerhead turtle is an endangered species'. But conservation efforts receive a setback every year when hundreds of these reptiles get caught in the nets of fishing trawlers and die before they are thrown back into the sea. The dead turtles wash upon the beaches of Digha, Shankerpur and Juneput in Midnapore district of West Bengal. This year the toll has been exceptionally high - 400. According to the postmortem report by the Forest Department, these creatures, which come to Indian shores around this time of the year to lay eggs, died of suffocation, most probably in the fishing trawlers.

Source: 'Opinion' Business Line dated 23 Feb2000
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